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2014 Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Duncan Lawrie
Duncan Lawrie

An academic leader in high-performance computing, Duncan Lawrie (MS CS ’69, PhD ’73) contributed to the design of the ILLIAC IV, Burroughs Scientific Processor, and Cedar. He helped shape computing’s direction through service on numerous policy committees and as IEEE Computer Society president. As head of CS @ ILLINOIS from 1990 to 1996, he helped to strengthen alumni relations, to introduce Senior Projects, and to launch our first webpage.